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Anthony "Tony Boy" Boiardo Newark, New Jersey Mobster Genovese Crime Family
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Ruggerio "Richie the Boot" Boiardo was a capo in the Genovese crime family. His extended career in crime lasted from the 1920s-1970s. As late as 1969 he was in court indicted on gambling charges. "Tony Boy" Boiardo, Richie's son's crimes were more varied. He was linked to political scandals, power company fraud and mail theft at airports. The Boiardos were a fixture in the New Jersey Mafia.
Meyer Shapiro Brownsville, Brooklyn Thug
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Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, a former partner of Meyer Shapiro, later proved his undoing. The growth of the slot machine industry enriched them but eventually led to a split in their association. There was too much money to be earned in prostitution and various other rackets. Competition for territory in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side led Reles to move out on his own. He became the Shapiros' enemy.
Babe Triscaro Cleveland Teamsters Boss Contraband Military Aircraft Merchant
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Babe Triscaro persuaded Teamsters President Jimmy Hoffa to use a portion of the Central States Teamsters Pension Fund to finance a deal to sell surplus military aircraft to Cuba in 1959. Each of the Globemaster planes was loaded with armaments and were destined for delivery in the Dominican Republic. Triscaro and his associates made numerous trips from Miami to Havana to get the deal done.
Joey Glimco Chicago Teamster
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The 1957 and 1958 McClellan labor racketeering trials were covered worldwide in newspapers and on television. Union boss Joey Glimco took the 5th Amendment to avoid incriminating himself on 70 separate occasions. Former Local 777 President Dominic Abata told U.S. Senate investigators that Glimco had thrown him out of the Teamsters affiliate. Abata later defeated Glimco as a rebel candidate.
Louis "Pretty" Amberg and the Brooklyn Loansharking War
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The deaths of Louis "Pretty" Amberg and his brother, Joseph "Joey", mystified New York Police detectives for some time. Joey was murdered in a garage while Pretty's body was found bagged and burning inside a car in Manhattan. The Amberg brothers were masters of shylocking which came to be known as loan sharking. They met opposition when they tried expanding out of New York's Lower East Side.
Passaic County Police Arrest 8 New York Mobsters The Mountain View, New Jersey Stakeout June 1935
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"Tough Tommy" Protheroe was gunned down with his girlfriend in Sunnyside, Queens on May 16, 1935. Protheroe, the son of an Irish woman who immigrated to New York in 1900, had served prison terms at Sing Sing. His murder was among those that authorities found clues to when they raided a gangster retreat in Mountain View, New Jersey. Passaic County officials fought extradition to New York.
William Bufalino Detroit Teamster and Jimmy Hoffa's Lawyer
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William Bufalino came head to head with Senate Rackets Committee Chief Counsel Robert Kennedy in 1959. Kennedy and committee chairman John McClellan were convinced of Bufalino's ties to organized crime. Bufalino denied this as a witness and sued Kennedy following the conclusion of the Senate proceedings. Bufalino later defended Alan Markowitz, a topless dance club owner, before retiring in 1982.
Medico Industries Pittston, Pennsylvania Defense Contractor Mafia Ties
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William Medico became friends with Mafioso Russell Bufalino during their youth in Pittston, Pennsylvania. By 1938 Bufalino moved to Buffalo and became an organized crime figure there. Phil Medico and James Osticco, both Medico Industries officers, were prominent figures in the Bufalino syndicate. The McClellan Committee investigating organized crime called Bufalino a thoroughly ruthless figure.
Aniello DellaCroce Gambino Family Underboss
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Aniello DellaCroce was a resident of Mulberry Street in New York City's Little Italy. Oddly he avoided indictment for the 1974 murder of Charles Calise, a principal in DellaCroce's Gambino loansharking operation. Calise had turned FBI informant before his assassination. DellaCroce's residence was just across the street from the Ravenite Social Club, a center of Gambino family crime activity.
Thomas "Tommy Karate" Pitera Bonanno Family Hit Man
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Thomas Karate Pitera was a methodical killer who dismembered his victims and kept parts of their anatomy, i.e. ears, etc., as trophies. He had a long career with the Bonanno family and was most recently confined to a Federal prison in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Pitera was a skilled martial arts proponent who preferred killing with a gun. He buried his victims on a Staten Island beach.
Loan Sharks And Hit Men Murder, Inc. Brooklyn, NY 1939-1941
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The fate of Irving Puggy Feinstein is an example of the sheer ruthlessness of Murder, Inc.operatives. On September 4, 1939 Feinstein was tortured with a rope and ice pick at the instigation of Abe "Kid Twist" Reles. Later Reles and Anthony "Duke" Maffetore would turn on their associates. Both of them lost their lives in the process. Reles jumped or was pushed out of a hotel window in Coney Island.
The Mafia, the NYPD and the Murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal
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Herbert Bayard Swope was a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for a New York newspaper. He was the only journalist to write damaging stories alleging strong ties between the NYPD and the New York City underworld. The principal operative of a gambling racket, NYPD Lt. Charles Becker died in the electric chair at Sing Sing in 1915. A year earlier his Mafia accomplices were executed in the same chair.
Louis Pioggi New York City Gang Leader
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The assassinations of Max Zweifach aka Kid Twist and Sam Tietch aka "Cyclone Louis" prompted a manhunt for Louis Pioggi aka Louis the Lump. A short man with dark brown hair and eyes, Pioggi was a young thug. He rose to the top of Paul Kelly's infamous Five Points band. In an era of dives haunted by gangsters in Chinatown, Coney Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan, police pursued Pioggi to Connecticut.
Murray the Camel Humphreys Al Capone Associate
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Murray Humphreys was born to an affluent Welsh family on Chicago's North Side. Some biographers believe he left school after the third grade while others have written that he completed high school. Suave and debonair he possessed qualities that mobsters like Al Capone found invaluable to their organizations. Humphreys organized laundry unions and then expanded to unionize milk truckers and others.
Brooklyn Mobster Joe Colombo 1970s Mafia Murders
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Samuel Carbone was involved in loan sharking. Along with notorious racketeer Joseph Zicarelli he faced multiple indictments. Then in the summer of 1971 he was found slumped over the steering wheel of his car on a Newark street. He had a single bullet in the back of his head. Soon a series of gangland murders followed, including that of former boxer Cowboy Joe Lucignano. The Campisis were involved.
Joseph And Anthony Stassi Gambino Family Brothers
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Joseph Stassi was a large player in the gambling rackets managed by Joseph 'Bayonne Joe' Zicarelli. Their main area was Elizabeth and Union County, New Jersey. By 1969 Joe and Anthony were enmeshed in a heroin smuggling ring that originated in Europe. The narcotics were shipped to New York via Montreal, Quebec.In 1976 there was an attempt to break the brothers out of a New York prison.
L'effet de la Corruption - Une trajectoire vers une zone obscure
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Une histoire renversante de la vie d'un couple ordinaire et celle de leur fils tragiquement influencée par la mafia.
Blood and the Holy Grail
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This is the untold story of the biggest conspiracy of all time: the global application, and brutal suppression, of an ancient science to satisfy personal ambition and material greed. It is the backstory of how the Catholic Church, Islam, and the European Union intend to bring about a new world order through religious fanaticism.
FBI Undercover: The True Story of Special Agent "Mandrake"
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HE WAS A FLASHY, HIGH-ROLLING CON MAN…A MILITANT STREET HUSTLER…A FRONT MAN FOR THE MOB… On TV and in the movies, FBI undercover agents are a dime a dozen. But in reality, only an elite handful have the unique combination of wit, instinct and daring to work these highly dangerous scams. For 10 years, Larry Wansley was one of them.
Morris "Moe" Kleinman Cleveland Mobster
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Moe Kleinman was involved in murder along with the gambling and liquor rackets he controlled. Among the most publicized murders linked to him was the 1931 slaying of Cleveland City Councilman William Potter. Moe Dalitz recalled the details of Potter's demise. At first the murder appeared to be a suicide. Then police found Potter dead inside an apartment suite. A Kleinman associate was seen there.

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